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Enhance Quality of Use Through Professional Learning, Curriculum, and Instruction

Find impactful, customizable curriculum and professional learning from Achieve3000 and Dr. Doug Fisher that can help you build highly effective practices to drive student quality of use and learning.

EFFECTIVE PROTOCOLS FROM ACHIEVE3000 AND
DR. DOUG FISHER

Read-Discuss-Read from Dr. Doug Fisher and Achieve3000 is an instructional framework that builds from John Hattie’s research in Visible Learning and embraces specific protocols for use with Achieve3000 lessons to increase instructional impact, such as classroom discussion and close reading of complex text. For use with these protocols are two types of Read-Discuss-Read courses, Text Sets and Close Reading for grades 6-12, which are currently available for teachers to activate for their classes on Achieve3000.

Make sure to include Read-Discuss-Read when you “build a day” of professional learning with Achieve3000! We’re offering new professional learning modules to support the use of the Read-Discuss-Read courses and protocols: Deepen Learning Through Collaborative Discussions Around Text Sets and Develop Close Reading Techniques Using Complex Text.

Want to learn more about the Read-Discuss-Read framework with a video from Dr. Fisher, course guides, and links to activate the courses now?
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ON-DEMAND PROFESSIONAL LEARNING FOR ACHIEVE3000 IMPACT

We’re going on-demand! Our Professional Learning Services (PLS) team is busy developing our core PLS modules so they can be delivered asynchronously, online. This frees individuals, schools, and districts from a range of scheduling constraints and fits squarely into our overall blended PLS offering, through which sites can “build a day” of professional learning.

Our new on-demand PLS modules will mirror what we offer through our live onsite and live online sessions, but will be accessible anytime, anywhere, and on any device. Designed using best practices for on-demand learning, these modules will be outcomes-based and organized around hands-on learning activities that will help educators apply new strategies in their classes immediately.

 

ON-DEMAND PROFESSIONAL LEARNING IN LITERACY BEST PRACTICES

30 Days to Improving Instruction
with Dr. Doug Fisher

We want to help teachers expand their classroom practices with practical, rapidly applicable, hands-on approaches to improving literacy instruction. With Dr. Fisher, we’ve created a totally innovative way to deliver high-impact professional learning on demand. Participants receive 30 days of videos and assignments direct from Dr. Fisher over a six-week scope and sequence. The first installment, 30 Days to Improving Instruction: Close Reading, is now available to all Achieve3000 educators as a subscription benefit. The second installment, Collaborative Conversations, is currently in production, and we’re looking forward to rolling it out in 2018-2019. Sign up now for the current series:30 Days to Improving Instruction: Close Reading.

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Best-In-Class Civic Education

Launching on Constitution Day—September 17, 2018!

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ll be offering an expanded U.S. Civics and Government curriculum that features 30 student readings from iCivics, a MacArthur Award-winning leader in civic education.

By differentiating this iCivics content on our platform so it’s available at 12 levels in English and 8 in Spanish, we make it easy for students to digest critical—but sometimes complicated—material, so all students can read, discuss, and debate topics like:

  • Forms of Government
  • Democracy and the U.S. Constitution
  • Branches of Government:
  • Structure, Function, and Powers
  • State and Local Governments
  • Politics and Elections
  • Public Opinion and Policy
  • Participation in Civic and Political Life

The course will be available to activate on September 3, 2018. 

Boot Camps

Keep students reading with new vacation boot camps! The Holiday Boot Camp is scheduled automatically for students to complete over the winter break. Teachers can activate the Spring Boot Camp for students to use on vacation, based on specific school calendars.

In between, launch the new Test Prep Boot Camp whenever it makes sense. Designed to give students targeted practice over a short duration, this boot camp includes eight bonus lessons that provide:

  • an article offered at a student’s independent Lexile® level, plus additional source documents in various media formats
  • a Step 3 Activity with multiple-choice, technology-enhanced, and short answer item formats
  • chances for students to practice applying close reading strategies and using evidence from multiple sources to support their responses

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NEW COURSE FOR GRADES 6-12 LAUNCHING OCTOBER 2!

The Scoop: High-Interest Articles for Collaborative Discussions

The Scoop offers students in grades 6-12 new weekly articles on timely STEM topics with discussion questions that help students to build critical and analytical thinking skills and academic and domain-specific vocabulary. Use The Scoop to accelerate literacy growth by promoting the production of spoken language in your classroom—more information coming soon!

NEW SKILLS COURSES FOR INTERVENTION AND ELL

Using our Reading Skills Report, Achieve3000 educators get a close view of specific areas where students need targeted instruction. Then what? New grade-level courses available this fall in our Boost and Access solutions offer additional support in building foundational reading skills. In each course, 25 lessons are arranged in order of difficulty, so students progressing through the course have an opportunity for skill mastery. Courses include lesson-specific information for teachers about skills-based instruction and cover the following topics:

  • Cause and Effect
  • Cite Evidence
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Context Clues
  • Drawing Conclusions
  • Fact and Opinion
  • Main Idea
  • Making Inferences
  • Making Predictions
  • Sequence
  • Summarize
  • Synonyms and Antonyms

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New Curriculum Alignments

We want to align with and support your other program investments so using Achieve3000 makes sense within your existing literacy ecosystem. That’s why we’ve developed curriculum guides and custom courses to connect the nonfiction in Achieve3000 to a range of print basal reading programs, now including:

  • Benchmark Adelante – Spanish Language Textbook (Grades 2-6)
  • McGraw-Hill Social Studies (Grades 9-12) – World History: Early Years; US History: Early Years; World History and Geography
  • Holt Elements of Literature (Grades 9-12)
  • Units of Study for Teaching Reading by Lucy Calkins (Grades 2-5)

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